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    July 20, 2011
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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a live look outside right now. tucker says it is 78 degrees outside. we start off this morning with our big story, the heat wave. it has already proved to be deadly in other parts of the country. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 deaths nationwide
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since last week. people who work outdoors are being reminded to take breaks and drink lots of water. pepco says you should conserve energy during the middle of the day when air conditioners will be working the hardest. set your thermostat at 78 degrees. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check on the weather with the very hot tucker barnes, hot as in everybody is kind of hot. not that kind of hot. >> today won't be the worst of it. it will probably be the best of it as we'll only be in the mid- 90s for afternoon highs. look out, here come the 100s.
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could be an isolated storm later today, 94 degrees. we are still talking triple digits starting tomorrow. all those details in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you very much, tucker barnes. we are following some breaking news right now in arlington where arlington county police officer is seriously hurt in a traffic accident. it happened about two hours ago at north glebe road in arlington. the officer is a male officer. he is in the hospital. we'll pass along more information as we get it. an elderly map shot and killed inside his home on chancellor way in springfield. police found the body of 75- year-old gary hanson around
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6:00 p.m. officers canvassed the area warning neighbors to stay inside. a tree branch fell on people injuring five. some movement on fixing the budget last night. house passed a tea party high pressure backed bill that slices federal spending appear requires a balanced budget amendment but the so-called cut, cap and balance plan is not going anywhere in the democratic controlled senate and it faces a promised veto by president barack obama. news corp. chairman rupert murdoch says he is shocked, pauled and ashamed over the british phone hacking scandal. he says he lost sight of the operations of the news of the world tabloid but says he is not to blame for what happened. >> do you accept that all -- ultimately, you are responsible
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for that whole fiasco. >> no. the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: a protester tried to throw a pie plate full of foam at murdoch. they say the company is investigating. and rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. we have to let you know that news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. in sports, the nats on the road facing the astros. top of the third, the nats trail 2-0. this went deep to left field for a two-run homer to tie the game. houston led 3-2. the astros put on a safety squeeze. a run scores. the nats would fall 7-6. and a programming reminder. this week, our region will
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honor history, 150 years since battle of manassas. tomorrow, we will take our show on the road to manassas for an in-depending look at the legacy of what happened there. you don't want to miss that. that is tomorrow morning on fox 5 morning news. still plenty ahead as far as weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. a dry look outside. that is the capital. yes, indeed, it is definitely hot outside and it is going to remain that way and it possibly could get worse telling people to stay cool, drink a lot of water, get a lot of rest, close those blinds, keep the heat out. all those things to make sure that you don't have any problems when it comes to this extreme heat. good morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i'm wisdom martin. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for at least 13 deaths last week in wisconsin. some hospitals have opened
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their doors to help people deal with scorching temperatures. >> we've already been seeing quite a few people and, as the forecast is for longer and longer stretches of heat, we expect more and more people to get, like you said, worn down and start feeling the effects of it. >> companies are also trying to protect employees who work outside reminding them to take breaks and drink lots of water. time now to get a quick check of the weather. tucker barnes, it is brutal. i went outside yesterday to go to the gym. i was getting in the car, not working out outside. it felt so humid. >> it was humid. our dew point temperature is 73. that is the up comfortable range. it is the heat, the humidity. it will be, as the doctor said there, the long-term duration. this will be right through the weekend. we are not talking about a one- day event here. we'll look at our vipir, look at our system. we have quiet conditions now. we did have some thunderstorm
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activity roll through during the overnight hours. you can see we are looking much quieter. probably more sun than yesterday and temperatures will top out once again in the mid- 90s. might be a little less humid today although i can't promise that will last too much longer here. 78 right now at rig appear national. humidity, 84%. that is not a comfortable combination. winds out of the east at five miles per hour. high temperatures later today with lots of heat. right back into the mid-90s. could be an isolated storm later today. most of the area should remain dry. we are talking triple digit heat. we have an excessive heat watch. >> we are following some breaking news now. an arlington county police officer is officially hurt in a traffic accident. it happened about two hours ago on washington boulevard it the north glebe road in arlington. the officer is a male officer. he is at the hospital right now. this will affect the morning rush hour and we will pass along more information as we
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get it. time now to check in with lauren demarco to see what is happening on the roads on this early, hot, hot, morning. >> good morning. that will impact the rush. north glebe road at washington boulevard, the intersection is closed. you want to avoid that and follow police direction in the area. also dealing with an incident georgia avenue, 97 in both directions closed at shorefield road because of a broken water main. let's take a live look out there right now. up past the pentagon towards the 14th street bridge, nothing in your way. no problems reported on i-95 in virginia. smooth trip around the beltway both in virginia and maryland. 66 running incident-free. we have a camera on 270 as well as you make the trip out of frederick down towards germantown. it looks like it is frozen there. you can tell that there is light volume and no delays at
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this point. also 121 eastbound between 270 and 355, the right leap does remain blocked with that use till problem. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. -- that utility problem. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. police have found the body
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of 75-year-old gary hanson. officers canvassed the area around warning neighbors to stay indoors. police are looking for a suspect in a hammer attack in culpeper, virginia. they are searching for freddie hernandez. investigators say he approached the man at a business on air park drive monday looking for a job and when the victim turned him down, hernandez hit him with a hammer several times and took off. the victim was hospitalized for a short time but should be okay. inspectors will head to a local park today to look into what caused a heavy tree branch to fall on several people. matt ackland has more. >> reporter: it was a huge, heavy limb that broke free from this old tree crashing down on a group of children playing. >> we evaluate many kids but we ended up transporting three. they had some serious injuries. >> reporter: dozens of children came to the park today for a bible camp field trip. the group had just finished up a prayer and the kids started playing and the tree limb fell. >> they just wanted to get the kids to the hospital. >> reporter: bill phillips got here as rescuers were treating the injured. >> one of the folk who was here with the kids said that they were here just march is single file under the branch and when it fell, unfortunately, they were more on the outside of the branch so that they didn't come down with the heaviest part of the branch. >> reporter: the injured were rushed to two local hospitals.
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officials say a 17-year-old and a 51-year-old supervising the kids sustained serious head injuries. >> they indicated the organizers and the adults here said there was no warping, no cracking, no swaying or anything that would give any indication that the branch was about to fall. in other news, police are searching for a man who broke into an apartment in lorton and sexually assaulted a woman inside. the alleged attack happened early saturday morning on lewis chapel circle. the woman was sexually assault and the man left. police say there were children inside the apartment but they were not hurt. turning to the debate over raising the debt ceiling. there are now no less than three separate plans in congress tobudget. a house republican plan called cut, cap and balance is dead on arrival in the senate but the so-called group of six senators claim they have a bipartisan plan that picks spending cuts
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with increases taxes which the president has insisted on. >> we will have a bipartisan group of senators who agree with that balanced approach and we've got the american people who agree with that balanced approach. >> but the group of six plan is a broad outline while it slashes deficits by nearly $4 trillion lowers overall tax rates, it lacks specifics and map senators doubt there is time to push the plan through congress before the country's borrowing authority expires august 2nd. is the leader of the taliban dead in up next, the latest on the rumors. i was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when i heard about the case only two week ago. >> some unexpected fireworks as rupert murdoch testified before parliament about the british hacking scandal. we have more of what he had to say.
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the taliban are denying their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban says there is no truth to the report that he has died. they claim that i text message sent to journalists was fake and was the result of a phone hack. rumors have spread that he died after a text message allegedly sent from a spokesman announced his death. two american citizens are charged with asking as agents to the pakistani government. said faye lives in fairfax and is the director of the kashmiri american council. kashmiri is the disputed
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territory between india and pakistan. a second american living in pakistan is also charged. now to the british phone hacking scandal. the news corp. chairman testified before parliament answering questions about the scandal. murdoch told british lawmakers he was ashamed of what has happened but said he is not to blame. he went on to reject reports that phones of 9-11 victims have been hacked. >> we have seep no evidence of that at all an as far as we know the fbi haven't either. if they do, we will treat it exactly the same way as we treat it here and i cannot believe it happened from anyone in america. >> two and a half hours into the testimony, a protester hurled a pie of what was apparently shaving cream. a former news of the world editor denied paying police for
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information. today, prime minister david cameron faces lawmakers. under pressure over the widening crisis, he cut short his african trip and returned home last night. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. the last place the space shuttle is headed is home. atlantis undocked from the international space station tuesday. the shuttle and its crew of four are scheduled to arrive in florida early tomorrow morning. touchdown back here onering will mark the end of nasa's 30- year shuttle program. the atlantis crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the space station and is bringing home tons of trash. a show of defiance from leslie johnson. up next on fox 5 morning news. >> i really considered the distraction. >> why do you think she is coming still? >> out of spite. >> she showed up at work after pleading guilty to corruption
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charges but not everyone is outraged. heat and humidity back in the forecast. i'll have all the details on that. lauren demarco is in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up in just a minute. [ female announcer ]  they've been off limits to dieters since time began.
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only lysol neutra air sanitizing spray sanitizes the air and kills 99.9% of bacteria at the source. two reasons why with lysol a fresh home is the sign of a healthy home. a programming reminder. this week, our region will honor history, 150 years since the battle of manassas. it was the first major fight of
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the civil war. tomorrow, we'll take our show on the road to manassas for an in-depth look at the legacy of what happened there. make sure you stay tuned for that. you don't want to miss it tomorrow on fox 5 morning news. >> we're not going to let a little 100-degree heat stop us. >> i was going to say. >> might slow us way down but we're not going to stop. >> a lot of people have to deal with this regardless of what the situation is. >> a lot of people have to work outdoors. just remember, lots and lots of liquids. take lots of breaks. it will be hot here for several days. let's get to it, show you the numbers. another morning where temperatures are just not cooling off much at all with overnight hoes here in the mid- to upper 70s. currently, 78 degrees at reagan national. i won't call that comfortable
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particularly when you factor in the humidity. manassas, not checking in this morning. 72 in fredericksburg. 70 in winchester and martinsburg. the pop-up thunderstorms have dissipated during the evening hours. should be more sunshine. it will be on the hot side once again with highs in the mid- 90s. still a lot of humidity. our winds have been out of the south. it will be a very uncomfortable day and we've been talking about all that heat out west for the past several days. that is on the move and with the jet stream changing gears here a little bit, that heat will be slipping into the washington area. we are off and running with highs expected to be close to 100 degrees. because of that, the national weather service has already issued an excessive heat watch for all the counties in red here for tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night and that is because the fear is that that the combination of high temperatures near 100 a lot of humidity, it will feel like 110
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out there tomorrow afternoon. dangerous heat on the way. mostly sunny, hot, humid, it could be an isolated storm this afternoon. 95 your daytime high. clear skies, warm and muggy overnight. 78. here is your five-day forecast. we're in the going to be comfortable any time soon. 100 tomorrow. 103 on friday. 101 on saturday. they are these are all close to records but not quite there. we'll see if we break some records. let's see if lauren has better news. >> you feel responsible for the weather. do something better about that next week. we do have a serious incident going on in arlington. we've gotten a live look now from trafficland. if you are heading out toward glebe road at washington boulevard, the intersection is closed. there was actually a police officer involved in an accident in that area so expect it to be shut down for some time. you can think about george mason drive as an alternate and as we head into the morning, as it does remain shut down, you want to anticipate some delays
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lee highway and arlington boulevard in that area as well. other than that, things looking pretty good. no problems reported 95, 395. the beltway running well in virginia and in maryland. here we are looking at the mean. nice trip as you head into montgomery county -- here we are looking at the american legion bridge, nice trip as you head into montgomery county. georgia avenue closed in both direction at shorefield road for a abroken water main. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. -- for a broken water main. charleston. new developments in the dulles metrorail project. the loudoun county board of supervisors agreed the county would build three parking garages t has some conditions including the metro station has to be built above ground, the airport authority donates the land for one of the garages and no local tax money is used to pay for the garages. d.c. councilman tommy wells wants to stop online gambling
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in the city before it even starts. wells is hoping to repeal the law. a provision allowing online gambling was put into the law last year. embattled prince george's county council woman leslie john sob ignored the pleas of her colleagues and showed up for the final legislative session before the summer recess. johnson said she would resign at the end of the month but fellow lawmakers wanted her gone immediately. karen gray houston reports. >> reporter: from the roll call to the request of a county pastor for prayers. >> i would like the pastor to pray for the family of mr. david up with a williams who was killed in his district six home this past week. >> reporter: it was as if nothing had happened. but both she and her husband,
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jack johnson, the former county executive, are waiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of public corruption. some county residents watching the action in the county administration building were embarrassed and upset. >> i really consider it a distraction. >> reporter: why do you think she is coming still? >> out of spite. >> her family is hurting. i'm sure she is hurting and i'm sure the council is hurting. i know the constituents of bridge county are actually hurting as well. >> reporter: some council members and county officials seemed somewhat surprised by johnson's defiance. >> we tried some of the ways that county car, cell phone, computer, so forth, we tried to limit those things but, you know, the state law says that she does have a right to be here. >> i think that people are eager to move forward. all of us are eager to move forward to have this behind us. >> reporter: but not everybody was outraged that johnson had the gall to be here. >> she has a right to be here
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if she wants to be here. she is doing her job. we can't say she is collecting a paycheck and not showing up at work. >> reporter: retried to see if johnson would talk to us but she avoided us and told us through a spokeswoman she was you -- unavailable for comment. maryland law does not require johnson to step down until her sentencing. she continues to collect a weekly check until the end of this month. i'm karen gray houston in the fox 5 newsroom. a health alert now. doctors say moms who suffer strows from domestic violence during pregnancy may make the unborn child more prone to stress as an adult. -- doctors say moms who suffer stress from domestic violence during pregnancy may make the unbchild more prone to
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stress as an adult. if you are frustrated because you've had trouble shedding the pounds, listen up. there ma i an good rope -- reason why your diet doesn't work. you might be eating under the influence. >> reporter: could alcohol, even a little bit it was with a meal, be sabotaging your diet. >> i eat much more when i drink. >> reporter: studies have proven just that. alcohol can make you feel hungry even if you are not. >> the more you drink, the hungry are you get. >> wipe definitely makes you eat more. you want some bread and some cheese and lots of carbs. >> reporter: experts say when the drink, the booze can make you crave carbs. >> in french fries, hamburgers, cheeseburgers that i regretted the next day. >> reporter: dr. howard shapiro has a name for this. he calls it eui for eating under the influence. >> that means you've had a couple of drinks and maybe one too many and your blood sugar
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is down. you get hungry and you grab the first thing you can find and it is usually fast food, high calorie food. >> reporter: we all know that calories and drinks can add up but you may be surprised at how quickly. >> two glasses of wipe is 300 kal rays. times six nights a week is 100 calories and you do that for two weeks and you gain a pound. >> reporter: eui can make it harder for to you burn them. >> alcohol can't be stored in the body so it metabolizes right away. it compromises your body from metabolizing the fats and carbohydrates. dr. shapiro says alcohol can prevent your body from absorbing important vitamins and nutrients. >> i try to eat healthy a majority of the time. but when you are eating under
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the influence, the health factor out the window. >> to them, i'm just having a glass of wine. >> reporter: the doctor advices them to take a break for even just a week or two to see how much easier it is to shed the pound. we could be just days way from the end of the nfl lockout but no matter what happens, don't expect training camp to start on time. up next, the latest from both sides plus we hear from a member of the redskins. sports is coming up next. stay with us. ♪
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i love that sound. the washington redskins may have to push back training camp along with 31 other teams for the collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by friday. free agency starts the following monday. a push-back to start of the
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training camp would allow more time to sign players. the skips are scheduled to open camp on thursday, the 28th right now. the nfl players association executive committee and representatives of all 32 teams are gathered in washington, d.c. to prepare for possible votes on an agreement in principle to end the lockout. owners would vote to ratify any new collective bargaining agreement at i aspecial meeting thursday in atlanta. skips players are excited that i deal could be imminent. >> that is what i have avenue been hearing from the top. great news for us but i'm still not grateful until we have something signed, sealed, delivered. right now, i think everybody is pretty optimistic about it going through on friday so we can get back to work on monday. >> i'm actually glad i'm under contract. the other guys will have a hectic time as far as figuring out where they want to go in a quick period of time. the nats look good over the
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500 mark for the first time this season. michael morse drives one deep to left field if a two-run homer to tie it at two. houston would break it open in the north though scoring four runs, including one on the safety squeeze. astros beat the nats 7-6. the orioles hosting the red sox, bottom of the third. the os lead 2-0. boston would cut the lead to one but that is as close as they would get. the orioles win a game. they beat the red sox 6-2. to the ice now, free agent defense man signed a two-year deal with the caps worth $7 million on july 1st. he is expected to be paired with mike green. haze played more than 1300 career games. this is day 6